Media Blasters gave us the first look and supplemental details for its new DVD of Lucio Fulci’s giallo fave LIZARD IN A WOMAN’S SKIN, slated to debut March 13 on the Shriek Show label. This disc will include a 103-minute cut of the movie (the longest available anywhere), remastered in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen with English 5.1 and mono and Italian mono soundtracks. The special features are:
• Half-hour interview with Fulci expert Professor Paolo Albiero
• Featurette on the history of the film’s censorship, with Albiero
• Original Italian titles
• Fulci trailer reel
• Shriek Show trailers
Retail price is $19.95.
All the extras are directly ported from the recent Italian DVD, but none from the the original MB release, but it's well worth tracking down the original for the documentary "Shedding the Skin" by Kit Gavin.
Not sure how much better this will be compared to Mike McKenzie's version over at Whiggles, but time will tell. However one wishes, that MB had bothered to do some research and bring out this version first time round rather than forcing fans to double or even triple dip!
Wednesday, January 10, 2007